Macron visited the city that was held by ISIS for almost five years.
U.S. Combat Mission in Iraq Coming to Close after Two Decades
U.S. President Joe Biden said on Monday that the United States would cease its "combat mission" in Iraq by the end of the year, to begin a "new phase" of military cooperation with the country. "We will not be at the end of the year in a combat mission" in Iraq but "our cooperation against terrorism will continue even in this new phase, which we are discussing," said Biden, alongside Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, whom he received Monday at the White House.